Fordson Dexta
Fordson Dexter 1958
Model history
Model introduced 1957
Model discontinued 1961
Model status Discontinued
Engine Specification
Engine make Ford or Perkins
Power hp Unknown
Transmission Details
Transmission type Unknown
Drive 2WD
Linkage Category Unknown
Other info
Factories Dagenham, England
Plow rating Unknown
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The Fordson Dexta was built at Dagenham, England from 1957 to 1961.

Fordson Dexta at lamma-IMG 4515

A Dexta with the later colour scheme as used on the 6X range. This tractor was at LAMMA Show 2009 as part of the NVTEC display

Ford 3000 super dexta at Astwood Bank

A late model Ford Supper Dexta which became the Ford 3000 when the new 1000 series line was introduced

Fordson Super Dexta - Lamma-IMG 4509

A Souer Dexta featuring the "Live Drive" badging to the front grill

Fordson Dexta fitted with Roadless 4-WD axle -P8100537

A 4-wd conversion by Roadless


The Dexta was designed as a smaller companion for the Fordson E1A Major to suit smaller farms and yard work.


  • Engine - A straight 3-cylinder engine designed and built by Ford and Perkins. The design is based on the famous Perkins P3 engine and was made to Ford requirements by Perkins using block castings from Fords Dagenham foundry.
    • Dexta: 3.5 inch bore by 5 inch stroke - 144 cubic inchs
    • Super Dexta: 3.6 inch bore by 5 inch stroke - 152 cubic inchs
  • Gearbox manual 6 Forward - 2 Reverse
  • Wheels;
    • Front - 6.00 x 16 inch
    • Rear - 11.00 x 28 inch
  • options

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Preserved TractorsEdit

There are large numbers of these in preservation as they are a handy size and can be towed behind a large car like the MF 35 and the Ferguson TE20.

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